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Catholic Worker Movement Pioneer Bio Mentions Clare House Founder

Thu, 09 Jan 2014 16:37:35 CST
By: WGLT's Judy Valente and Mike McCurdy

Catholic Worker Movement Pioneer Bio Mentions Clare House Founder
In her youth, Dorothy Day had an abortion, a child out of wedlock, and wrote for the Communist Party newspaper. She eventually converted to Catholicism and founded one of the greatest social justice efforts of all time, the Catholic Worker Movement. Day believed it wasn't enough to help the poor and marginalized, it was important to live among them. Now Day is up for canonization as a Catholic saint. GLT's Judy Valente talks with biographer Rosalie Riegle about Day's extraordinary spiritual journey, which, in many ways, began here in Illinois. And then GLT's Sound Ideas host Mike McCurdy talks with Tina Sipula, who once spent a week with Day, and is mentioned in Riegle's book. Sipula is the founder and executive director of Clare House in Bloomington.

   

   

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